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Mrs. Vovaris from Trafford PA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pump Up the Volume: Surround Sound Needed

My students need a surround sound system in the All Purpose Room to accommodate educational demonstrations, assemblies as well as student-centered activities.

  • $2,635 goal

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My Students

Our school is a Title I school that is nestled in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our small, community school is the heart of our neighborhood. At L.G. Elementary we pride ourselves on our ability to reach all learners through various learning experiences and resources.

We create learning experiences that last a lifetime.

It is important that we provide learning experiences that reach all learners and incorporate technology as often as possible. This sound system would ensure that all learners would get the most out of our programs and classes held in the All Purpose Room (APR).

My Project

We are writing to request a grant for a sound system for the All Purpose Room (APR) at L.G. Elementary School. This system would be an important and helpful piece of equipment for the school.

The school does not currently have any type of sound system in place in the APR.

We have numerous educational assemblies throughout the school year, and it is always difficult to hear and accommodate our presenters. We have almost 300 students in the APR for assemblies and often find presenters shouting to allow everyone to hear the presentation. We also have a number of after-school programs and community programs that use this space as well as our Physical Education teacher.

This system includes mounted speakers around the gym. The speakers would be connected to a sound system that would have a CD player, cell phone/iPod dock, and includes a wired and wireless microphone. The system would easily allow anyone presenting or using the APR to connect and play music or use the microphones.

By having this sound system set up and ready to use in the APR, we would be sure that all the students are getting the most out of all the wonderful programs that take place during the year, such as Carnegie Science Center demonstrations, alcohol and drug awareness programs, sing-a-longs, presentations by the Children’s Institute, STEAM presentations and activities, and many more presentations provided by the school and PTO.

The physical education teacher will also use the system to play music that will help with performance and motivation during physical education classes.

This system will be an ongoing improvement to the L.G. All Purpose Room. It will be used weekly for assemblies, classes, and presentations.

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This project will reach 237 students.

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Sound System Upgrade • Main Street Music & Sound $2,177.00 1 $2,177.00

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